At Tuesday night’s Lyerly City Council work session, council members discussed the city’s position on what is commonly known as "clean and lien." These are laws that allow municipalities to take actions against home owners who don’t keep their property up to a reasonable standard of cleanliness.
The discussion was prompted by a comment from a Lyerly citizen concerned about some properties in the town that are not being kept clean. Lyerly Mayor Jessica Eller expressed support for doing whatever it takes to keep Lyerly clean. Council members said that Lyerly does have a "clean and lien" ordinance, however they were unsure about how that law could be enforced.
A recommendation to do a contract with the City of Summerville to use their property code inspector to enforce the ordinance might be considered by the council. Residents also expressed their desire to have city wide "clean up days" in Lyerly.